The other side of the river, a.k.a, the other side of your fears. Fears can be so strong. They can seep into your bones and make you dizzy, nauseous and unreasonably angry. The only way to destroy them, is to face them. Avoiding your fears will only make them grow larger, and it will stress you out even more. You will be so much happier if you get into the habit of facing your fears and your life’s work on a regular basis. I can tell you for a fact rest is important, but there is no rest without work. I don’t like to say work though- I like to say actions or responsibilities.
Rivers can be dangerous. They can be deep and freezing. They can also be shallow and warm. There are hundred of different ways a river could be, all that matters is you cross it. No ands, ifs or buts. Think of it this way, to get over a river there are many, many happy helpful ways to do so. You won’t always be swimming for your life in the pouring rain in the middle of winter. Sometimes, it can be summer and a nice walk over a bridge or a lovely little boat, there are ways to travel across a river and most of the time, it isn’t painful or dread-filled. Fear is the biggest liar alive and avoidance is a horrible mold that grows in your mind while you wait for “the right time”. Just do it. Your body will thank you for it, I promise.